Chief Operating Officer
Pen comes to EI with over 20 years’ successful experience in leading and growing firms in the environmental industry. He has extensive leadership and operational experience in positions both domestically and internationally. He has held C-Level positions in such diverse market sectors as manufacturing, engineering, consumer & industrial products, finance, and business services. Pen is responsible for the company’s overall operations, sales & marketing, accounting & finance as well as its mergers & acquisition team.
His industry experience includes successful startup experience, corporate restructuring, corporate integration through acquisitions, and organic growth through the development of technical staff into more outward facing entrepreneurs. He comes to us from an executive position at a leading environmental construction firm in California. Prior to environmental construction, Pen helped to restructure and grow a small Long Beach based environmental consulting company into a boutique consulting firm that caters to Fortune 500 clients throughout California.
In the 2000s, Pen spent his time on a few different ventures. He led and restructured a water purification company for Venture Capitalist that needed an exit strategy for their investments. He was the Chief Operating Officer of one of the world’s leading auction houses for rare coins and currency. In two years he was able to restructure the business to build a company that was poised for growth that more than doubled its revenue during his tenure. He also ran his own business consulting company, focusing on smaller companies that need structure and grow plans.
In the 1990’s Pen was a founding member and Vice President of Regenesis, a start-up specialty chemical company focused on advanced technologies for environmental remediation. He help grow Regenesis into an industry leading international firm that developed a $200 million dollar industry in bioremediation products. He spent more than a decade focusing on engineering, manufacturing, IT, operations and International Business Development. Pen started his professional career in the aerospace industry designing components for military and commercial aircraft. He has also had successful experience as a Board member and currently is a member of the Board of Directors for a high tech company.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University.